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Ministry Trainee Vacancy

We are looking to appoint one Church Trainee for a one-year term, extendible to two years by negotiation, from September 2018. Ideally, you will be a graduate or will have had equivalent working experience. It would be preferable for you to have a desire to explore full-time Christian ministry (though it is open to all). A willingness to grow in a biblical understanding is essential and you should come recommended by your own local church.

You will work alongside the Vicar, Curate and other members of the ministry team, and the role will be tailored to help you explore your gifts and abilities as well as to the particular needs of the church.

You can expect to be:

* involved in Bible teaching ministry, including with children & youth
* trained in Bible teaching ministry, as part of a staff team, by attending a regular Bible teaching course and conferences
* serving the church family by helping with practical and administrative work

You will be signing up to a voluntary training scheme and as such there will be no remuneration in respect of your involvement with the work at St John’s. However, you will receive a grant and the costs of training will be provided to help you explore Christian ministry.

For further information please contact: Mrs Gillian Mannouch, Senior Administrator, St John’s Church, 71 Leigh Road, Wimborne BH21 1AE email: tel: 01202 847910

Pre-School Manager Vacancy

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified and experienced person to become Manager of St John’s Pre-School in Wimborne, from September 2018 or before.

The successful applicant will lead and manage a dedicated and caring staff team and will have the vision and enthusiasm to further develop this ‘Outstanding’ Pre-School (Ofsted March 2016).

St John’s Pre-School plays a special role in the local community, being part of St John’s Church, Wimborne and working closely with St John’s CofE First School, all of which share the same site. The successful applicant will be required to continue to develop these established partnerships and be sympathetic to the Pre-School’s clear Christian ethos.

Sessions are five mornings and two afternoons and term time only. Basic hours – 29 per week. 8.00am – 12.30pm Mon, Wed; 8.00am – 3.30pm Tues, Fri; 8.00am – 1.00pm Thurs; Negotiable. There are 26 children aged from 2 years 3 months to school age, per session.

In order to maintain the Pre-School’s high standards of care and education, applicants for the post of Pre-School Manager must have an enthusiasm for and commitment to working with young children and a secure knowledge of EYFS. Excellent leadership and communication skills are required for leading and managing the friendly staff team and providing a happy and supportive working environment for adults and children alike. The Pre-School Manager will also be required to continue to develop the effective partnership with parents.

St John’s Pre-School is committed to safeguarding children and appointment to the post of Head is subject to the provision of two suitable references and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Qualifications required: Early years educator, cache level 3 or degree in early years or other appropriate qualification. A minimum of three years post qualifying experience with children aged 0 to 5 years. A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience, ability to work on own initiative and prioritise workload. A minimum of Safeguarding Level 2, but Level 3 desirable.

Salary : On a scale £15,275 to £16,835 depending on qualifications and relevant experience Please call Gillian Mannouch on 01202 847910 or email

for further information or an Application Pack.

Closing date: 5th May 2018. Interviews: Tuesday 15th May 2018

Toilet Twinning Vacancy

Toilet Twinning is looking for a new Project Co-ordinator (events and supporter services)

Could you coordinate a series of projects for Toilet Twinning’s growing fundraising team based in Bournemouth? Toilet Twinning is advertising for a new project coordinator: closing date Friday 10th November.

This broad role is key to the delivery of Toilet Twinning’s annual strategy. The successful candidate will input into a variety of projects, including the exciting festivals season from April to September that covers major Christian events such as Spring Harvest, Big Church Day Out and New Wine. Meticulous attention to detail and an ability to multi task are essential as this role needs someone who can move between logistics, internal communication, general admin tasks and leading volunteer teams at events.

For more details, and the full job description, go to

St John’s Book Stall

The Bookstall is open on Sundays in the Conservatory between the morning services for Christian books, Bible notes,  Bibles and greetings cards. Bible notes can be pre-ordered.

There are lots of new greetings cards on the Bookstall. Also, have a good look at the bookshelves in the corner of the Conservatory, there are just wonderful titles there of Christian books – and all for free! Have a browse!

Book Vouchers are now available for purchase from the Bookstall for any amount. Why not buy one for a friend, they can present it at the Bookstall at any time in exchange for a book or books of their choice?

Use of Playground/Car Park Reminder

Please do not park in front of the Hall fire exit door.

To avoid congestion, when you exit the car park please turn right into Legg Lane and return to Leigh Road via Parkwood Road and Lewens Lane.

The Elim Church Car Park is NOT available for free parking. Please do not park there at any time.

St John’s Facebook

We have changed the way we do Facebook at St John’s. We are now a page not a place or a person.

To find us on Facebook search for St John’s Wimborne as a page, and then like us.

It is a great way of keeping informed about what’s going on at St John’s.


At St John’s we are passionate not only to teach the Bible but also to be encouraged by how members of our church family have seen God at work in the day to day realities of our lives.

We would love for people to share their testimonies of God’s faithfulness, and speak about how their Christian faith affects their day to day lives. Currently we struggle to find people who are willing to share such things in our Sunday services.

If you would be willing to do this, please let the Church Office know, so that we can have a pool of people to be involved in this important ministry of encouragement.

Those willing to share their testimony could do it during a Sunday service or be filmed in advance, which could then be shown in a service.

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Contact Information

  • Address: St John's Church Office,
    71 Leigh Road, Wimborne,
    BH21 1AE
  • Tel: 01202 842255
    Rachel Green, Office Administrator
  • E-mail:
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